1890s Ballgown · Costumes · Nineteenth Century

New Year, New Project 2020

The Project 1890s Ball Late-Victorian chemiseLate Victorian open drawers1880s-1890s corset1890s-1900s bustle pad1890s UnderskirtBall gown skirtBall gown bodiceDecorate shoes1890s walking skirt1890s shirtwaist 1780s Italian Gown Regency Regency corded stays WIPS C18th linen petticoats All whilst trying to use appropriate materials and techniques! Sources and Related Links

1740s English Gown · Costumes · Eighteenth Century

New Year, New Project – 1740s Costume

One of my Christmas presents was the much-anticipated The American Duchess Guide to 18th Century Dressmaking: How to Hand Sew Georgian Gowns and Wear Them with Style. I am a fan of their blog and -- of course -- their shoes.  The English Gown in The American Duchess Guide to 18th Century Dressmaking, pp. 14-15. American Duchess Guide and Simplicity patterns The Project Linen shiftStaysUnder-petticoatEnglish Gown petticoatJacketEnglish Gown stomacherNeck handkerchief (fichu)1740s capMittsPocketApron All whilst trying to use appropriate materials and techniques! Sources and Related Links… Continue reading New Year, New Project – 1740s Costume